10 Deep Facts About The Ocean.

You probably know that the majority of our planet’s surface is covered by bodies of water . But we still need to go deeper on how well we know the ocean, despite how deep our planet’s oceans are physically, there are still deeper mysteries and fascination that remains to be unveiled . The following little-known facts about the ocean are sure to blow you out of the water.

1. There’s around 20 million tons of gold dispersed throughout the oceans. That’s enough to make any man worth hundreds of billions if not the richest man ever. It is, however, diluted pretty much to a pulp. Though the ocean floor also has undissolved gold embedded in it, it’s not cost-effective to mine it. However, if the ocean’s gold were equally distributed among every person on earth, we’d each receive nine pounds of it.

2. Sharks have their own underwater “café.”

It is really amazing to find out we aren’t the only ones who need a winter vacation and a break from the cold. In 2002, scientists discovered an area in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean, partway between Baja California and Hawaii, where typically coastal great white sharks will migrate to in the winter. The scientists named the spot the White Shark Café and some sharks hang around the area for months before heading back to the coast when the weather is getting warmer.

3. The Pacific Ocean is a lot wider than you think, it’s so wide that it’s wider than the moon.

At its widest point, from Indonesia all the way to Colombia, the Pacific Ocean is wider than the moon, by quite a lot. This expanse of ocean is 12,300 miles across, which is more than five times the diameter of the moon, amazing isn’t it.

4. Pressure at the bottom of the ocean would crush you like a bug . In the Mariana Trench (35,802 feet below the surface), which includes the deepest point on the planet, the water pressure is eight tons per square inch. If you made your way down there, it’d feel like you were holding up nearly 50 Boeing jets on your shoulders, you are not superman you know that, so you get crushed.

5. More people have been to the moon than to the Mariana Trench, like For real in between a place in our home right here and out of space more human has been to outer space than the trench. In human history, one dozen people have set foot on the moon, but just three people have managed to make it to the Mariana Trench because of the extreme conditions there. One of those people is the amazing director of Titanic and Avatar is Director James Cameron, who wrote about the dive for the magazine National Geographic.

6. Tsunamis move at 500 miles per hour. Now that’s very very fast remember the fastest car Devel 16 is around 400mph and Tsunamis are moving 500mph,they are triggered by seismic events and can, according to the Natural History Museum of Utah, move across the ocean at speeds of 500 miles per hour when the ocean depth is 3.7 miles. These waves are usually unnoticed, as they are only a few inches above the surface. And as the waves move towards land—and the depths shrink—they pick up water and increase in above-surface size (but, thankfully, slow down).

7. Most of Earth’s volcanic activity happens in the ocean.When it comes to volcanic activity, the oceans have the most going on by a wide margin. In fact, 90% of all the volcanic activity on the planet happens in the ocean, and the largest known concentration of active volcanoes is in the South Pacific. It’s an area no bigger than the size of New York, but it contains a whopping 1,133 volcanoes

8. Most of the oxygen in our atmosphere comes from tiny marine plants in the ocean—specifically, phytoplankton, kelp, and algal plankton. I know you were shocked you expected most of how oxygen to be from trees but it’s actually from planktons. Scientists estimate they’re responsible for around 70% of the atmosphere’s oxygen, according to National Geographic.

9. Less than 5% of the ocean has been explored. In fact, we have better maps of Mars than of the oceans, despite the fact that it’s nearly 50 million miles away, that’s so unfair we should have detailed maps about our oceans than a planet millions of miles away, totally mind-blowing.

10. The world’s largest living structure is in the ocean. The world’s largest living structure isn’t the largest tree or even a massive fungus that’s spread out miles away, it’s the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. The reef spreads out over an area of 133,000 square miles , infact ot is so huge it can actually be seen from outer space.

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